I have not been diagnosed with a Thyroid issue yet but am seeing the Dr on Monday about having a blood test.
I have been feeling really run down, forgetful, tired and just generally miserable for the last 6 months or so. In April I had to stop taking the Combination Pill due to migraines and risk of stroke and was given the Mini Pill instead. About a month ago I noticed that more of my hair was falling out when showering - a small side effect of the new pill (so the booklet said). I met with the Dr last week to arrange a repeat prescription and I mentioned the hair loss. The Dr was unconcerned and sent me on my way.
A few days later I mentioned the hair loss to my work colleague and she asked if maybe I had a Thyroid problem? It had never occurred to me but after looking up the symptoms, I really feel it could be a strong possibility.
I have fatigue / no weight loss (despite healthy eating and exercise) / cold intolerance / hair loss / memory problems / irritability and depression.
I experienced a similar period of "unwellness" 4 years ago when I started a new job and moved house. I had a blood test but the results were never fully explained and I was given some pills (what they were I don't know) to help with my "depression". I stopped taking them for 4 days as I didn't feel comfortable.
But, going back to the symptoms above, I doubled checked my results on-line and found that I was tested for TSH in 2014. My result was 1.8 which is in the normal range.
When I visit the Dr on Monday, should I asked for the T3 and T4 test too? I'm worried about getting fobbed off as my previous result was normal.
I feel so unlike myself that I feel like I'm going crazy. I have zero energy and nil get up and go.